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Nov 21, 2011


Rest day today...


We all know the importance of rest days.  I'm not sure everyone embraces them the way I do but since I only "rest" one day per week, I look forward to it each Monday.  For me, it usually means:

1.  Recovering from Sunday's long run
2.  Having the chance to recover from the rest of the week
3.  Sleeping a little more on Sunday night/Monday morning

Usually I feel it's not only needed but well deserved each week.  I have rarely taken more than two days off in the last couple years(with the exception of after a marathon when I take four days rest).  When I need more rest, I take it.  I just feel that I have not needed more.

I just read Hal Higdon's Marathon book.  He talks about rest in there quite frequently throughout the book. The key, take it when you need it so you don't get hurt, otherwise, you will be resting with an injury.

Question of the day:  Do you rest during the week?

Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!


  1. I usually rest 2 days out of the week. Monday being one and thats because it's usually my busiest day of the work week. Friday being the other and that is truly my rest day and I look forward to it.

  2. I have to take two days; work related. I dont like taking days off.